We wanted to start a landscaping business that would Stand behind and perform what we promised to do. We had found that many French drain Tulsa companies would over promise and under perform with a lack of landscaping knowledge and experience in the current market.Tulsa, OKlahoma is in a unique climate area for planting plants. There is not one planting zone that you can say we are in. So We decided to take our company to the next level and find and design landscapes that fit in our growing seasons, with a low maintenance and High success rate of survival. While incorporating all your outdoor living dreams! So we founded OUTSIDE INC.
Co-Founder and President Paul Sullins
Co founder and President Paul Sullins has been designing and installing multiple residential and commercial projects for the past 15 yrs. I started studying plant health and tree health in High school from 1992 -1996 in my Local FFA program, which created a love and passion for trees and plants! It shows in multiple projects from designing and creating a 10 acre park at Willie George Ministries in 2011-2012 and managing 2- 320 acre properties! Then in Partnership with Selser Schaefer Architects in Tulsa,OK, Creating a 5 acre Recreation Center in 2017. Designing the landscaping, Overseeing the Installation of the full project from start to completion. Doing these French drain Tulsa projects created a love for building people’s dreams. So in 2019 we Started OUTSIDE INC. with the Vision to make people’s vision for their yards a reality and do it at a far price and above the standard of everyone else in the market. Since 2019 our French drain Tulsa business has exploded as our quality and expertise has exploded in the Tulsa Metro and surrounding Towns! WE recently won a 5 star rating for quality and expertise from Angie’s List! I have been personally recognized by Jack Arnold with Jack Arnold Architects for my detail to quality and my capability of creating steel structures to meet his designs.
Co Founder and CEO Joe Pappalardo
Joe Pappalardo was born and raised in a small town in California. He is married to his high school sweetheart Kathy. They have three wonderful children named Briana, Amanda and Joshua. Eight grandchildren also keep them busy going to soccer games, flag football games, baseball, hockey and gymnastics. Not to mention all the recitals. Joe enjoys travel and playing flag football. Flag football as a grandpa? The Philosophy he lives by is that you’re only as old as you think you are. Your mind is what controls what your body can or can not do. Playing football gives him the opportunity to mentor the younger guys and help them change their thinking about getting older and how they view life. His goal is to continue to play even to the age of 80.
He enjoyed his first career in the insurance industry as a salesman, sales recruiter and trainer. He was later promoted to. Vice President of operations for a successful insurance agency on the West Coast. He received multiple awards including National Top Producer several times. He retired after 30 years in 2015.
He then joined his son-in-law and helped him with his lawn maintenance and landscaping business. Six years later he purchased the French drain Tulsa business with Paul and Jeremy. “The landscape business is no different than the insurance industry or any other business where you serve and help others to accomplish their goals and dreams.
He and his family moved from California 22 years ago. They were looking for a slower pace of life to finish raising their children. They also became very involved at Church on the Move where they worked in the youth programs. He and Kathy currently sit on the board of Triumphant Ministries International. This Burma based ministry provides resources for orphanages, sewing schools for young girls and farming that produces rice and meat for the orphanages and for income. They are currently in the process of building on their land.